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A round up of news items of interest to visitors and residents of Sotogrande for 2021. .Latest items added to the top, older items archived for resarch interest.

Some of the most celebrated names from the world of flamenco will come together at the Flamenco Festival Trocadero in Sotogrande in summer 2021. The first edition of the festival, which will present a series of concerts in the plush surroundings of the popular Trocadero Beach Club and Restaurant, will begin on Saturday 15 May and continue until Friday 27 August.

Sotogrande is an exclusive urbanisation in Andalucia, renowned for its marina, yachts, luxury villas, polo fields and luxury Mediterranean lifestyle. Our team have hand selected the best hotels in Sotogrande and a selection within the nearby village of Torreguadiaro.

At the western end of Malaga´s Costa del Sol, but actually within the municipality of San Roque in Cadiz Province, is Sotogrande, one of the most luxurious sports and residential developments in Europe. Its 2,500 hectares (6,178 acres) encompass all the amenities you could imagine to complement the Polo, Golf and beach clubs, world class marina and incredible bars and restaurants.

La Reserva is the name of the most recent section of the Sotogrande development, including a sixth golf course to be developed under the brand La Reserva Sotogrande. It is located in the Sotogrande Alto, or 'high' mountain side of the coast road, and to the east of the A-2100 road to Castellar.

The initial development of this area began post-2000, including the relocation of the Sotogrande School and the La Reserva Golf Course and Club House, including the front line of villas accompanying the course.

Located in the La Reserva area of Sotogrande Alta near the La Reserva Golf Club House,  the Beach Club  features a unique artificial 2.800 m2 beach and  sandy based artificial lagoon,  combined with a 17.000 m2 water-sport lagoon set in a natural hollow in Sotogrande hillside.

Sotogrande is an exclusive urbanisation in Andalucia, renowned for its marina, yachts, luxury villas, polo fields and luxury Mediterranean lifestyle. We present a selection of quality apartments in Sotogrande. The villas in Sotogrande are located in two zones. Sotogrande Baja, the beach side of the A-7 coast road. This offers greatest convenience for beach and the marina. Sotogrande Alta, on the mountain side of the a-7 coast road. This offers greater convenience for the countryside, lakes, Valderrama Golf Club and Sotogrande School.

The polo pony ranges from 14.2-16 hands (147-163cm) in height and are usually Thoroughbreds or Thoroughbred crosses. They are selected carefully for quick bursts of speed, stamina, agility and manoeuvrability. It is vital the horse remains responsive under pressure and not become excited or difficult to control.

Each polo team consists of four riders and their mounts. The modern game lasts roughly two hours and is divided into periods called chukkas, of which there are four to eight, 7 minute chukkas. At the end of each 7 minute chukka, play continues for an additional 30 seconds or until a stoppage in play, whichever comes first. There is a four-minute interval between chukkas and a ten-minute halftime.

Polo originates from ancient Persia from the sixth century BC to the first century AD. During the fifteenth and sixteenth century, the game was eventually passed from Persia to other parts of Asia, particularly India, Pakistan and China.

Here we have categorised the wide range of restaurants in Sotogrande into the respective areas in which they are found, for example the well renowned marina and the Galerias Paniagua (Avenida Paniagua), as well as the neighbouring villages of Torreguadiario and Guadiaro.

Just west of the Costa del Sol in Cadiz provinceand a district of San Roque municipality. Sotogrande is about one and half hours drive from Málaga Airport, on the AP-7, and one and half hours from Jerez Airport and 45 minutes from Gibraltar airport.

The famous grounds of Sotogrande have been dubbed the 'Wimbeldon of Polo Pitches', they are renowned as the best in the world. This is partly due to their location; flanked on various sides by a tropical nursery, the Guadiaro River, extensive blue skies, sun and distant mountains. Yet they are close to the main A-7 highway, so greatly accessible.

The smallest natural area in Andalucia with a mere 27ha, the Guadiaro river estuary is nevertheless an important wetland site, since it is one of the few left on the Costa del Sol. It is also the only wetland site for 100km between the estuaries of the Guadalhorce river near Malaga and the Palmones river just north of Algeciras.

Home to the Volvo Masters (1988-96 and 2002-2008), the Ryder Cup (1997), the World Golf Championships (1999-2000), the Andalucía Masters (2010-2011) and Open de España (2016). - Valderrama surpasses its reputation as Europe's number one course.